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  • SEOUL, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics Co said it expects third-quarter operating profit rose 5.6 percent, beating estimates, as a pickup in chip and display business likely offset the impact of a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The world's biggest smartphone maker said on Friday in a brief regulatory filing July-September profit was likely 7.8...

  • The smartphone's owner claims the device was a replacement Galaxy Note 7.

  • *Elliott fought Samsung Group over merger of 2 arms in 2015. SEOUL, Oct 6- Samsung Electronics Co shares jumped to a record high on Thursday after activist investor Elliott Management submitted unsolicited proposals for a radical corporate makeover at the world's biggest smartphone maker. An attempt by the U.S. hedge fund to wring change at South Korea's...

  • *Elliott fought Samsung Group over merger of 2 arms in 2015. SEOUL, Oct 6- Samsung Electronics Co shares jumped to a record high on Thursday after activist investor Elliott Management submitted unsolicited proposals for a radical corporate makeover at the world's biggest smartphone maker. An attempt by the U.S. hedge fund to wring change at South Korea's...

  • How GE is making in India for export

    John Rice, vice chairman of GE, talks about the company's production of diesel electric locomotives in India for local use and for export.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 5- Dialog Semiconductor, the maker of chips used in Apple and Samsung Electronics' smartphones, said it was reviewing its full-year guidance after a Chinese holiday helped bolster third-quarter sales. Sales for the three months through September came to around $345 million, Dialog said late on Wednesday, up 40 percent from the second quarter and...

  • The activist investor sent a letter to the world's No. 1 smartphone maker on Wednesday, spelling out changes that include splitting into a holding company and listing its operating company on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Elliott ultimately failed to derail Samsung C&T's merger with sister firm Cheil Industries Inc.. Other than Third Point, a hedge fund active in...

  • Louisville jet evacuated due to smoke from Samsung Galaxy phone

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the latest on the Southwest Airlines jet evacuation due to smoke from a Samsung Galaxy phone overheating.

  • Mossberg on Google's hardware play

    Walt Mossberg, The Verge executive editor, gives his review of Google's hardware event and the products announced like the Pixel.

  • Stocks to Watch: October 5, 2016

    McDonald's, Amazon and Micron Technology are making headlines this Wednesday morning on Wall Street.

  • Google better placed to offer stronger AI: Analyst

    Google's new smartphone might not win major market share but it will showcase the strength of the Android platform, says Canalys' Ishan Dutt.

  • SEOUL, Oct 5- Scarred by the global recall of its flagship smartphone, Samsung Electronics Co is set to report on Friday it still expects a small rise in third-quarter profit, analysts say, with healthy sales of memory chips and displays easing the pain. Lost sales and expenses tied to the recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 handsets to fix battery problems...

  • But any gains Google makes with the $649 Pixel, billed as completely designed in-house, may come not at the expense of Apple, but phone manufacturers running its Android software, a list topped by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. "A premium Android strategy is really a strategy to take market share from Samsung," said analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research.

  • Apple, Samsung should watch their backs

    Google's newly unveiled Pixel smartphone promises 7 hours of battery life from 15 minutes of charging, says Rob Enderle, president of Enderle Group.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market. "The thinking is that if we can work on hardware and software...

  • Google muscles in on the smartphone business

    The Google Pixel won't be an immediate threat to smartphone makers, based on its price point, says James Dix at Wedbush Securities.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a virtual reality headset, making a concerted move into consumer electronics and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the more than $400 billion global smartphone market. A string of announcements, including the $649 Pixel, a new Wi-Fi router and its...

  • Pixel phone a 'very Apple play' from Google: Pro

    Discussing the new product lineup announced at Google's hardware event, with Bob Peck, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Managing Director, and Lance Ulanoff, Mashable Chief Correspondent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a virtual reality headset, making a concerted move into home electronics and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the more than $400 billion global smartphone market. The string of announcements, including the $649 Pixel, a new Wifi router and its voice...

  • Google expands ecosystem with Pixel, Home

    Edmund Lee, Recode Managing Editor and CNBC Contributor, and Robert Luna, SureVest Wealth Management CEO & CIO, discuss the product announcements from Google's hardware event.